Quickly accessible, concise information about each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia!
The tables below offer information about Mississippi agriculture from the general agricultural groups to the more specific commodities or products. The ranking assigned to a given commodity is based on the commodity's cash receipts; how much money it made.
Commodity groups cash receipts - 2004
As you can see from the table below, Mississippi ranks 26th among the states for total agricultural production.
Mississippi's top five commodities by cash receipts - 2004
This table lists Mississippi's top commodities in each of Mississippi's two agriculutural groups, livestock and crops.
The most important livestock commodity produced in Mississippi is the broiler. It accounts for almost 1/2 of Mississippi's total agricultural production. Other important livestock products are aquaculture and cattle and calves..
The most valuable crops of Mississippi are cotton and soybeans. Grain corn and rice are also important. Among the states, Mississippi is a leading producer of sweet potatoes.
Leading commodities for cash receipts - 2004
This table offers a more complete view of the most important agricultural products of Mississippi.
The 2004 table above contains information about Mississippi agricultural production provided by the Economic Research Service at the United States Department of Agriculture.
The first column of the table lists the product (commodity).
The second column of the table lists a number representing the dollar value of the product. This number is not the dollar value of the product. This number represents the dollar value of the product in thousands of dollars. For example, the number listed for the value of broilers produced in Mississippi is 1,930,412. This number represents a dollar value of $1,930,412,000 (1,930,412 x 1,000): one billion, nine hundred and thirty million, four hundred and twelve thousand dollars.
The third column of the table lists the percent (part) of the total agricultural value produced in Mississippi. For example, broilers account for 14.2% of Mississippi's total agricultural production value. The dollars generated by the production of broilers make up less than 1/6 of Mississippi's total agricultural production.
National ranking highlights - 2004
Mississippi farms and farmland - 2004
Because of different rounding methods (e.g., farm acres given by the National Argriculture Statistics Service), percentage of farmland per state should be considered a rough estimate.
Home Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington Washington, D.C. West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming